Sample – Cabernet Franc – Saumur Puy-notre-dame, 2015

By Côme Isambert - Cristal Closed

  • Appellation: AOP Saumur Puy Notre-Dame
  • Region: Loire
  • Country: France
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc
  • Soil type: Chalk, Clay
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 15 mg/L
  • Yeasts were added to this wine
  • Other Information:Wine agged during 2.5 years in wooden barrels + 10 months in tank to finish the natural alcoholic fermentation that stopped after 2 years. I had to add yeast to finish the sugars last June 2018. Malolactic fermentation completed., +15mg SO2 after alcoholic Fermentation, Not bottle yet (spring 2019)

About Côme Isambert - Cristal Closed

Loire, France

My philosophy is to produce wines and ciders reflecting the diversity and richness of the terroirs of the Loire Valley / Normandy and to promote through various cuvees the complementarity of cultivars: grapes as Chenin blanc, Cabernet franc, Grolleau noir, Grolleau gris, Gamay as well as apples, pears.

I work only with gravity and give the wines time to finish their natural processes without adding any additives.